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The Wine Vaults

$$ - $$$, British,
41-47 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO6 3DD, England
+44 23 9286 4712
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  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
41-47 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO6 3DD, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very poor chicken Sunday roasts today. The chicken although plentiful had been so over microwaved as to be inedible. Come on you can do better than that WV!

Thank alanbN5131BS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bar/restaurant is located right opposite the Kings Theatre which gives it a captive audience, me included. The food was mediocre and considering this expensive for what you get. I wish I’d bothered to walk 200 meters in either direction I’m sure I’d have found...More

Thank sbarberuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve given this pub too many chances. We are local and regulars and always have the same two drinks but every time the price is different. Tonight we were over charged twice. One time by £5 for only three drinks as we were with a...More

1  Thank k8bse
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice looking bar, sat on the cafe / restaurant side, good selection of beers however the food was appalling. Think of the worst cheap frozen rubbish and then deep fried and served on a wooden board, the dishes “to share” were a fiver each or...More

1  Thank leeh237
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Much has changed in the Vaults over the last few months - the vibe is not what it was and the staff are very young and not that good. Twice, the same barmaid tried to whip glasses away from our table that weren’t empty. She...More

1  Thank k8bse
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Will never return based entirely on the hard to believe, never before experienced levels of rudeness from the staff. We asked (we believed reasonably) for some apple sauce to go with 3 pork roasts on a Sunday. The reply was ‘apple sauce! You’re lucky to...More

2  Thank MaffAllen
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Great selection of beers , i seetled for a pint of bibble- very nice american ipa. My wife enjoyed a malbec. We ordered some food to share which was very good. Staff helpful and polite.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Nice pleasant staff, well educated on Licensing, nice atmosphere! Pricey but nice range. Glasses might need attention as very smeared. Only slight criticism!

Thank Karen L
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

There appears to have been a couple of management changes and The Vaults has improved a bit recently but it’s still not as good as it was. We tried food again yesterday and it really is very average. There is stiff competition now in the...More

1  Thank k8bse
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Always love visiting this place when we visit friends in southern. The staff are always friendly and the food and drink are exceptional. Having recently changed to a plant based diet my wife and I were thrilled to see that there was a new option...More

Thank Leviathon_uk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
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Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41-47 Albert Road | Southsea, Portsmouth PO6 3DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9286 4712
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Craft beer & real ale pub in the heart of Southsea, offering casual dining including artisan stonebaked pizzas & bar boards (perfect for craft pairing), and live music through the week
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